As many seniors return from their winter migration to a warmer area of the country, they may need to reassess their needs. For some, there may have been a decline in their health since they were last in their home. Things to consider include:
• Any changes or adaptations to their house to help them with new limitations.
• Considering hiring home hare services. While they may not have been necessary in the past, some additional help around the house can make a huge difference in the quality of life for a senior.
• It may be time to consider downsizing to a smaller home or assisted living facility.
Not only should the senior themselves be aware of changes, but their children should also be aware. Ask your parent if there have been any changes since they were last in their home and make plans prior to them coming up.
If they are using home health care services in their winter home, have the agency they are currently getting service from communicate with the agency they will be using. If you do not have an agency already, they may be able to refer you to one.